Brand Le Labo
Do you remember the old Marlboro ads? A man and his horse in front of the fire on a great plain under tall, blue evening skies - A defining image of the spirit of the American West with all it implied about masculinity and personal freedom. This man, firelight in his face, leaning on the worn leather saddle, alone with the desert wind, an icon so powerful that every man wanted to be him and every woman wanted to have him...
From this memory is born SANTAL 33: the ambition to create an olfactive form inspired by the great American myth still a source of fantasy for the rest of the world...
A perfume that touches the sensual universality of this icon... that would intoxicate a man as much as a woman... that introduces our use of cardamom, iris, violet, ambrox which crackle in the formula and bring to this smoking wood alloy (Australian sandalwood, papyrus, cedarwood) some spicy, leathery, musky notes, and gives this perfume its unisex signature and addictive comfort.
I have a sample from Le labo and have to say the scent split one smells the same.
Great packaging, delivery was promp and product is just as described. Will buy again
I tested 3 sandalwood dominant fragrances and this is my order of rating (sandalwood wise):
1. Le Labo Santal 33
2. Kilian Sacred Wood
3. Creed Original Santal
PS I haven't tested TF Santal Blush yet.
Scent is definitely the same as Commodity's Book. But I prefer the drydown of Lelabo Santal33.
Thank god for scent split because this is very much a try before you buy. The sandalwood and papyrus scent is interesting and different, but to me it just smelled like a cemetery. Not pleasant in the slightest.